Happy Official Release Day For Moon City Review 2017!


Moon City Review 2017 is officially out! After a soft release at AWP in Washington, D.C., copies of our latest issue, published by Moon City Press, are now available. With a wonderful cover photo by local artist and writer Chad Woody, the issue includes work by Sayuri Ayers, Walter Bargen, Sarah Broderick, Thomas Shipp Burnett, Marty Carlock, Mallory Chesser, Steven Chung, Pat Daneman, John Paul Davis, Karen J Donovan, Wendy Drexler, Matt Dube, Sarah Freligh, Kerri French, Sheri Gabbert, John Gifford, Katherine Gordon, Benjamin Harnett, Dwight Hilson, Andy Jameson, Erin Jones, Soon Jones, Sam Killmeyer, Tara Kipnees, Angie Macri, Kim Magowan, John McNally, Michael Meyerhofer, Terry Minchow-Proffitt, Travis Mossotti, Jason Namey, L.W. Nicholson, Daniel Paul, Alita Pirkopf, Osel Jessica Plante, Reba Rice, Staci R. Schoenfeld, Noel Sloboda, Evelyn Somers, David Stevens, Kendra Tanacea, Laura Lee Washburn, Charles Harper Webb, Bronisław Waldstein, Margot Wizansky, Christopher Allen Zakrzewski, and Tara Isabel Zambrano. We are so very proud of this issue!

Purchase your copy of Moon City Review 2017 here!

Official Release Day For Michelle Ross’ There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You

Today is the official release day for Michelle Ross’ debut collection, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award. Among the stories in Michelle’s collection is “Rattlesnake Roundup,” which first appeared in Moon City Review 2016.

It has been a real honor to publish this wonderful book, and we are thrilled to be able to officially welcome Michelle to the Moon City family.

Pick up a copy of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You here.

Visit The Moon City Press Table At AWP

If you are attending the AWP conference in Washington, D.C., this week, be sure to stop by the Moon City Press book fair table (125-T). While there, pick up a complementary copy of Moon City Review 2017 (while they last), which is hot off the presses. We will also be featuring a selection of the press’ other titles, including its most recent release, Michelle Ross’ There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award. There will also be Moon City Press t-shirts for sale. At the very least, just stop in and say hello to our wonderful staff!

Additionally, the Moon City Press table will be hosting two signings:

Thursday, 2 – 3 pm, Sarah Freligh will be signing copies of her poetry collection Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Poetry Award

Friday, 11 am – 12 pm, Michelle Ross will be signing copies of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You

We hope to see you there!

Former MCR Contributor Jim Daniels Publishes New Book Of Poetry

Jim Daniels, whose poetry and fiction appeared in Moon City Review 2016 and Moon City Review 2014, respectively, just published a new collection of poetry through Wayne State University Press. Daniels’ collection, Rowing Inland, is part of the press’ Made in Michigan Writers Series. More information can be found here.

Please visit our Authors page to see which of Daniels’ work first appeared in MCR.

Moon City Press To Host Alexander Weinstein Reading

To kick off the spring reading series, Moon City Press will be hosting Alexander Weinstein on Friday, January 27. Weinstein is the author of the much-heralded collection Children of the New World, out this past fall from Picador. It was named one of The New York Times‘ 100 Notable Books of the Year for 2016, one of only three short-story collections to make the list.

The reading will be held at 7 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theatre on Missouri State University’s campus. The author will be signing afterward in Paw Prints, where his books are already for sale. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by Missouri State University’s Creative Writing Program, Department of English, and College of Arts and Letters.

Even More 2016 Books From Former Moon City Review Contributors

Now that we have recognized the former Moon City Review contributors who published book-length works of fiction and poetry in 2016, we will wrap up the list with one who gave us a new collection of nonfiction:

Charles Harper Webb, A Million MFAs Are Not Enough (Red Hen Press)

Also, Neil Mathison‘s Volcano: an A to Z and Other Essays about Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West (Bauhan) is forthcoming in 2017.

One last time, congratulations!

Visit the Authors page for a complete list of the work these authors (and many others) contributed to Moon City Review.